Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Spring 2016 Foreign Film Series Begins TONIGHT!

Our Spring 2015 Foreign Film Series begins TONIGHT and will continue until April 13th! Take a look at upcoming films we will be screening this semester every Wednesday at 7pm in Bartley 1010!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Lecture by Dr. Brendan Hennessey on 3/17!

The Italian Studies Program proudly presents a lecture by Dr. Brendan Hennessey (SUNY Binghamton) titled "Romans Decomposed: Senescence and Decline in the New Italian Cinema" on March 17, 2016 at 5pm in the Idea Accelerator in Falvey Library!
Dr. Hennessey’s current book focuses on neorealist director Luchino Visconti, and explores the relationship between formalism and realism in the postwar Italian blockbuster. His scholarly interests include: auteur and popular cinema, the modern novel, representations of technology, theories of adaptation, and Italian American cultural studies.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cádiz Info Session & Pizza Party February 18th at 7pm!

Interested in the 2016 Summer Study Abroad Program at the University of Cádiz, Spain? Join us for our Information Session & Pizza Party on Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 pm in Mendel Hall G93!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Study Abroad Fair - January 22, 2016 from 11am - 3pm!

Interested in studying abroad this Summer? Join us at the Study Abroad Fair on January 22nd from 11am-3pm in Bartley Hall Atrium to learn about our summer offerings and how they complement your academic, personal and career goals!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Alumni Stories: Dominique Kilmartin (Italian Studies Class of 2015)

"My name is Dominique Kilmartin 
and I graduated in 2015. When I think back on my years at Villanova, it is indisputable that some of my fondest memories involve my work with the Italian department. Learning Italian at Villanova is not solely an academic experience, although the Italian education I received was superior. Rather, learning Italian at Villanova was an experience that transformed me into a culturally astute individual in the complexities of today’s world. The department offered a wide range of classes that, not only allowed me to continuously improve on my grammatical and conversational skills, but also enabled me to understand various aspects of Italian culture. By receiving a diverse education in the classroom and experiencing Italian culture first-hand through the department’s fantastic Urbino study abroad program, I am now able to understand and appreciate the beauty of cultural diversity. As a student at Seton Hall University’s School of Law, it is apparent that the Italian skills I fostered at Villanova are invaluable. Having the ability to converse in a foreign language and conduct business with cultural awareness are essential skills in today’s technologically-centered world. Deciding to pursue my education with the Italian department was one of the greatest decisions of my life, and I highly recommend others to embark on this amazing academic experience as well."